Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bear Lake

I LOVE this little tradition my family started a number of years ago.
We were still in Texas at the time,
and I remember wishing we could go to Bear Lake with my family.
About a year after we moved back to Utah, we finally joined in the tradition, and it didn't disappoint.
It's just a little day trip, but it's a highly anticipated event for the kids!

This year, Sam couldn't come with me
(several other family members had to miss this time, too),
and as I lay on the bed awake at 4:30 in the morning, I just didn't think I was up to the trip alone.
It would be a long trip with 4 little boys...
not to mention keeping them all safe in the water...
and I have a LOT of trouble staying awake while driving in the afternoon.
If I hadn't already told the boys we would go, I probably would have just passed this time.
But I put on my big-girl pants, and we headed out several hours later.
And I'm glad we did, because it was another great trip!
And of course my family was wonderful to help out with the kids since I was flying solo.

Last week Sam was out of town and my sister's husband was also out of town.
So we decided to get together for a "cousin sleepover."
The kids made pita pizzas and fruit pizzas for dinner and the boys' room was lined with six sleeping bags.
(Poor babies had to miss out on the fun and sleep in other rooms.) 
The kids didn't fall asleep until about 11:00 pm because they were having too much fun,
and my sisters and I were doubled over laughing upstairs over games and ridiculous videos made in college.
The next morning the kids ate french toast and played at our house for a few hours 
before visiting a pond to feed the ducks.
(It turned out the ducks didn't like that pond that day--disappointing.)
Then we headed over to my sister's house where the kids played together for a while longer.
My other sister came over that night and we watched Anne of Green Gables
and then she stayed with the kids while I picked Sam up from the airport around midnight.

Saturdays are often spent with Sam's family, doing yard work, playing water balloon baseball, and building with Legos, in addition to our monthly family dinners with both sides.
Having so much family close by is such a treat!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you put your big girl pants on--looks like a blast!


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